Clay can be said to be the oldest material used for construction purposes, over time with developments clay has been reconstructed into brick forms creating more rigid and organized construction patterns. Clay over time has been a tested and trusted material trusted by most people. Whether building a new home, school or commercial structure or renovating, clay bricks can always serve as a viable option in facilitating the construction process and can either be applied on walls or floors due to its diverse functionality.
Clay bricks offer several benefits as opposed to what other construction materials can offer.
Clay bricks are –
- Made up of clay as stated by the name which is one of the most abundant materials available on earth
- Proven for centuries – research over time has revealed that clay has been used as a major construction material in history.
- Requires little to zero maintenance which in turn results to little effort in beautification.
- A perfect material which can be recycled again and again.
- Sustainable green building material.
- Very long lasting durability features.
Clay serves as a very reasonable option when selecting a wall cladding material for exterior walls at home due to unmatchable merits clay offers over other materials.
Clay bricks as a superior wall cladding material
Clay offers numerous benefits over other substitute materials such as fire resistance, moist and even wind resistance.
Clay has great resistance against fire. In the case of a home on fire, it’ll take more time for a home with clay walling material to be engulfed in flames than it would of one with other materials. Due to developments and research clay is the most trusted material for wall cladding due to this quality.
High wind resistance.
Clay wall cladding provides more protection against wind debris as opposed to vinyl claddings according to study.
Mold growth and insect infestation are one of the many issues faced by most building structures today. Builders often utilize the tighter wall approach whereby walls are heavily insulated and sealed against air filtration resulting in corrosion and other defects. Clay, on the other hand, helps correct this problem as it helps control moisture at a high rate than any other kind of wall cladding material.
Clay is a very energy efficient material when incorporated into homes. Unlike concrete clay, cladding materials exhibit high levels of thermal insulation due to the quality of clay to absorb and release heat at a slow and efficient rate thereby leaving a home regardless of the period whether day or night.
Due to its natural properties, clay has a very long life expectancy rate. This can be noticed with the numerous architectural aesthetic structure still standing today from over the years. This thereby reduces cost along the line as well.
Zero to no maintenance cost.
Unlike other wall cladding materials, clay requires zero to no maintenance due to its sturdy features.
Clay doesn’t rot, fade, dent or get invaded by termites. Thereby bypassing taking all sorts of contingency plans and maintenance procedures.
In terms of purchasing cost as well, clay products stand firm when compared to its counterparts. Clay products cost about the same and in most cases cheaper than cement and wood and with the addition to its low maintenance cost, energy conservation rate, and resale value, clay stands firm and more than outweighs any cost difference.
LOPO terracotta with a terracotta directed initiative into construction produces worldwide standards in terracotta cladding materials and with the numerous points stated above, you can rest assured purchasing would be the best action for your home and for your pocket.